Bleach episode 343 review.
I was really curious how the anime would react to this arc and I thought it was a bit odd. I liked that they made it feel like the first series of Bleach all over again where they are all just students and the comedy was back again. What I thought was really odd though was how unlike Bleach it felt. To me it could have just been any other slice of life anime which I’m not normally to keen on but this seemed to work somehow. Even the opening theme and majority of the video gave it the feel of a day-to-day life of students in a school. That’s not to say I think it was bad, I enjoyed the episode. It just felt different.
I give this episode 6 out of 10.
I understand that this is a new arc so the plot has to get started and since I read the manga I already know what will happen for a couple of months ahead but seeing the story in motion I realised I really don’t like some of the new design choices. I think Tatsuki’s hair looks really odd like the long bit at the back is just clipped on. I also don’t like how Orihime’s hair parts at the back though I do like the new fringe. Uryu’s new look though I really like. Much better than the old one anyway. I like how the design of Ichigo hasn’t changed at all since it gives us some familiarity with the Bleach of old.
As for the fullbringers, Since most of them haven’t spoken yet I can’t judge them on their voices yet but I’ll tell you something that looks really weird when you move from manga to anime. Jackie being black. That’s something I wasn’t ready for since she doesn’t look overly black in the manga. Anyway I guess we just have to wait and see what happens with the fullbringers. Hopefully their characters or back story will be fleshed out a bit more in the anime since we have been with them for over a year in the manga and we still know nothing about them. All in all though, a fair episode but nothing too exciting.